Pregnant inhabitants of Turku and their spouses are vaccinated with an appointment at Mäntymäki child welfare clinic (address Luolavuorentie 2) from Sat 21 August to Sun 22 August. On the weekend of the vaccination, you can get the first coronavirus vaccine at the child welfare clinic. In addition to pregnant persons, child welfare clinic clients who gave birth up to three months ago can also be vaccinated. Their spouses are also welcome for vaccination.

BOOKING VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Pregnant persons are at greater risk of severe coronavirus disease than the rest of their age group. The risk is increased by physiological changes associated with pregnancy. Coronavirus vaccine can be administered to a pregnant person at any stage of pregnancy.

Coronavirus vaccination protects a pregnant person from coronavirus disease and the risk of premature delivery. The protection provided by the vaccine against a severe disease is excellent and very good against a symptomatic disease as well. A great number of pregnant people have already been vaccinated around the world.

After delivery, a vaccinated mother does not infect the infant as easily as an unvaccinated one.

The baby may benefit from the coronavirus vaccine administered to the mother during pregnancy. Antibodies created by coronavirus vaccination have been found to be transmitted from the mother to the foetus, and it can also protect the infant. Based on the existing research data, the vaccine does not cause any harm to the foetus.

 

When you arrive at the Pop up -vaccination

  • Only come for your vaccination if you are well.
  • Bring your Kela card with you.
  • Keep safety distances and maintain good hand hygiene.
  • Wear a face mask both upon arrival and inside.
  • Wear a shirt that you can easily take off.
  • Be prepared to stay at the vaccination site for approximately 15-30 minutes after vaccination.

Vaccination appointments can be reserved via Electronic Health Care Services at https://www.turku.fi/eterveyspalvelut (in Finnish).

When reserving the vaccination appointment, you must mention in the Additional Information section if you take your spouse with you.

Further information on the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare website: Coronavirus vaccinations while pregnant and breastfeeding (available in Finnish)